Captain Jos Buttler and Dawid Malan scored centuries after fast bowler Jofra Archer’s six wickets in their first series for two years as England beat South Africa by 59 runs in the third ODI.
Captain Jos Buttler and Dawid Malan scored centuries after fast bowler Jofra Archer’s six wickets in their first series for two years as England beat South Africa by 59 runs in the third ODI. The England team, having already lost the three-match series, were also in trouble in this match, losing three wickets for 14 runs, but opener Malan’s 118 innings and Butler’s 131 runs and 232-run partnership to the fourth ground. between the two On his own, he dismissed South Africa for 287 runs in 43.1 overs after scoring 346 runs from seven wickets.
Archer sliced through South Africa’s top and middle order batsmen. He took six wickets for 40 runs in 9.1 overs. Archer sealed the victory for the team by bowling past South Africa’s last batsman, Tabraiz Shamsi. South Africa is still out of automatic qualification for this year’s Over 50 World Cup in India and needs to win every game. The team has two ODIs against the Netherlands to get automatic qualification. England has reserved its ticket for this World Cup.
After Jason Roy (1), Ben Duckett (0) and Harry Brook (6) returned to the arena cheaply, Malan and Butler gave the South Africans no chance to dominate, taking an aggressive stance after batting initially. Malan hit seven fours and six sixes in his 114-ball innings, while Butler hit six fours and seven sixes in his 127-ball innings.
Moeen Ali then hit an incredible 43 off 23 balls, studded with two fours and four sixes, as England posted the highest ODI score ever on this course. Previously, this registration was in the name of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka had scored 304 runs from five wickets in 2012. South Africa rested Kagiso Rabada and Enrich Norkia in this match. Lungi Ngidi was the best bowler on the team with figures of 4/62. Archer made a comeback for him in the first game of the series after being sidelined for a long time with elbow and back injuries. He scalped the crucial wickets of Rassie van der Dussen (05), Aiden Markram (39), David Miller (13) and Heinrich Klaasen (80), South Africa’s leading run scorer.
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